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Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity
9 months ago

Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity

Digital Reasoning is a leader in cognitive computing. The company is on a moral mission to build software that can be used for the greater good. Not only do they …
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New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
9 months ago

New Tableau 10, Qlik Sense 3.0 and TIBCO Spotfire 7.6

While you were away on summer holiday, several data discovery players released new versions. The highly anticipated Tableau 10 is now available for download. Qlik Sense 3.0 was released in …
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Getting Started with BeyondCore
9 months ago

Getting Started with BeyondCore

UPDATE 8/15/2016: One week after writing this blog, news that Salesforce signs an agreement to acquire BeyondCore was released. The timing is ironically magical! I knew BeyondCore was a great solution in …
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Datawatch Monarch – Market Leading Self-Service Data Prep
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10 months ago

Datawatch Monarch – Market Leading Self-Service Data Prep

Datawatch invented self-service data prep with Monarch. Twenty years ago Monarch answered the vexing data challenge of the time – unlocking mainframe print spool data for reporting. Over the years …
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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift
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1 year ago

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is a petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse service that was first launched by the industry leading cloud provider in late 2012. Today in a growing market of cloud data warehouse entrants, Amazon Redshift faces strong competition from Snowflake, Azure …
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Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI
2 years ago

Getting Started with Datazen Mobile BI

The awesome Datazen mobile BI platform may be available to you for FREE. On April 14, 2015, Microsoft announced customers with SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 or later and Software …
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Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue
3 years ago

Creative Data Visualization with VisualCue

I recently saw a presentation by a Florida-based business intelligence company called VisualCue Technologies.  They offer a unique, icon-based dashboard that they position as operational intelligence.  Operational meaning that it visually captures …
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Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop
3 years ago

Exploring Qlik Sense Desktop

A few weeks ago I was honored to get a personal walk-through of brand new Qlik Sense Desktop. Qlik’s Donald Farmer, Vice President of Innovation and Design, and Elif Tutuk, …
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Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools
3 years ago

Data Addict Confessions: Analyzing Home Prices in various Data Discovery Tools

This blog has been on my mind for a long time now. I thought I’d share part of the analytical process with you that I performed to determine both the …
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Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0
3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0

This past week has seemed like a former Microsoft Product/Program Management reunion!   I was honored today with a Qlik Sense briefing from the respected business intelligence mind, Donald Farmer. A …
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Investigating Secretive DOMO
3 years ago

Investigating Secretive DOMO

By  •  Cloud BI

Preface: DOMO was contacted for a briefing but refused citing a fear of competition. The following information was collected from primary and secondary research of publicly available information. I have also added my …
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What is New, Wild and Exciting in Tableau 8.2
3 years ago

What is New, Wild and Exciting in Tableau 8.2

Tableau’s highly anticipated 8.2 release is imminent if not already launched by the time this article posts. I covered quite a few of the wild and exciting new features that …
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Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World
3 years ago

Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World

I first came across Alteryx about a year and a half ago. To be completely honest, I was tough on them. In our initial meeting, I literally blurted out “why …
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Inside SAP InfiniteInsight
3 years ago

Inside SAP InfiniteInsight

A big thank you to my blog readers and Twitter followers for sharing my plea to see SAP InfiniteInsight earlier this month in the social media channels. SAP immediately reached …
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Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5
3 years ago

Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5

Yes, you read that correctly.  I have been provided an exclusive, first sneak peek at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 thanks to TIBCO Spotfire Predictive Analytics Product Manager, Louis Bajuk-Yorgan.  Note TIBCO …
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SAP Infinite Insight
3 years ago

SAP Infinite Insight

Since the SAP acquisition of KXEN in late 2013, I have been looking forward to seeing what SAP does with it.  In 2012, I was intrigued by the combination of …
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Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0
3 years ago

Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0

This blog post is looooong overdue. I was supposed to attend TIBCO’s TUCON event in Las Vegas last October, bought the non-refundable flight ticket, hotel package and then caught the …
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Antivia XWIS DecisionPoint
3 years ago

Antivia XWIS DecisionPoint

Ah February…I have already fallen off the New Year resolution wagon and dipped right back into frosting, cake mix and candy. I won’t ever give up Diet Mountain Dew or …
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Targit – a Niche, Hometown BI Innovator
3 years ago

Targit – a Niche, Hometown BI Innovator

Over the holidays I enjoyed reviewing several BI vendors.  To my pleasant surprise, a pretty innovative, little niche BI player called Targit has been hiding practically in my back yard.  In …
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Getting Started with Big Data using Hortonworks Sandbox
3 years ago

Getting Started with Big Data using Hortonworks Sandbox

After my last super lengthy blog, I thought a short and sweet one on how to get started with big data was in order. I have been meaning to write …
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